Close-up photo of a lime cut in half on a grey wooden table by Lisa Fotios on Canva.

Cilantro Lime Dressing

This is the best dressing I think I’ve ever made. It’s particularly good as a flavoursome drizzle over a spicy vegetable taco bowl but it also goes really well with beef, chicken, salads, roasted veggies, corn-on-the-cob or as a dip for pizza. I’m sure no matter how you use it, it’s going to be delicious …

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Ingredients (makes approx 1.5 cups):

1 cup vegan mayonnaise (or egg-based mayonnaise if you don’t need the recipe to be vegan)

3/4 cup fresh, chopped cilantro (in the UK it’s coriander)

finely grated zest of 1/2 fresh lime

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

pinch of salt

2 to 4 tablespoons of water

A close up photo of my cilantro lime dressing in a small mason jar. A delicious dribble of dressing oozing down the side of the jar.


Place all ingredients — except the water — into a blender or food processor and blend together for a couple of minutes until smooth and creamy.

Add a tablespoon of water at a time and continue to blend until you have the consistency you like — it should not be lumpy or too thick.

This dressing can be used immediately but it’s a good idea to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavours really bloom.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.


Further Info:

Build Your Own Healthy Nourish Bowl – Maple + Mango

Roasted Vegetables {Lots of Tips} – Two Peas & Their Pod

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18 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Dressing”

    1. At the moment I use Hellman’s Vegan Mayonnaise but also really liked the Just brand (I’ve not been able to locate it for some time so not sure if it’s being made still). Hellman’s version is pretty good and has a nice texture. I hope you get to try this recipe out!

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  1. Oh my, oh my, I hear cilantro and lime and I am in love ❤ While I'm not big on dressings, I have been looking for something fresh to add to the autumnal recipes. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Molly, this is one of the best dressings I found and you have done it very well. I will try this with roasted veggies.
    Thanks for sharing🙂🙂


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